Schedule

 

SUNDAY 12 JULY

Noon – 6 p.m.: Registration – Kathy Lindeman, Registrar

6 –7: Dinner on your own

7 – 7:45: Opening Remarks and Introductions – Lorne Bair, Seminar Director

7:45 – 8:45: Keynote Address – Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress

8:45 – 10:00: Reception

 

MONDAY 13 JULY

8:15 – 8:45: Housekeeping + Faculty Introductions.

8:45 – 10:00: A User’s Guide to CABS.  Rob Rulon-Miller & Lorne Bair

10:00 – 10:15: BREAK

10:15 – 11:30: The Book as Physical Object: Part 1.   Faculty

11:30 – 12:30: The Basics of Book Description.   Lorne Bair & Katherine Reagan

 

12:30 – 1:30: LUNCH

 

1:30 – 2:30: Scrounging, Scouting & House Calls.  Brian Cassidy

2:30 – 3:30: Building & Working With a Reference Library. FACULTY**

3:30 – 3:45: BREAK

3:45 – 5:00: Research Strategies, Part 1. Garrett Scott

6:00 – 9:00: Mixer with Faculty

 

TUESDAY 14 JULY

8:30 – 10:00: Business Basics for Booksellers (and Why Collectors Should Care). Brian Cassidy

10:00 – 10:15: BREAK

10:15 – 11:45: Buying & Pricing Books. Heather O’Donnell & Lorne Bair

11:45 – 12:30: Students Choose Their Books. Faculty


12:30 – 1:30: LUNCH


1:30 – 2:30: Research Strategies, Part 2. Garrett Scott

2:30 – 3:30: Why Bibliography Matters. Faculty

3:30 – 3:45: BREAK

3:45 – 4:00: SET–UP for Break–Out Sessions

4:00 – 5:15: Break Out Sessions (25 minutes each x 3):

  • Packaging & Shipping. Garrett Scott
  • Basics of Book Photography. Maria Lin
  • Rulonomics 1: Rob Rulon-Miller

5:15 – 6:30: Classroom Open for Individual Research

DINNER ON YOUR OWN

 

WEDNESDAY 15 JULY

8:30 –10:00: Specialist Dealer Lecture by Andy & Marcee Nettell, Back of Beyond Books, Moab, Utah

10:00 – 10:15: BREAK

10:15 – 11:15: The Book As Physical Object: Part 2. Faculty.

11:15 – 12:30: Websites, Data, and Databases. Maria Lin


12:30 – 1:30: LUNCH


1:30 – 2:30: How to (Actually) Sell a Book. Heather O’Donnell

2:30 – 3:30: Brick & Mortar Basics: Setting Up and Running an Open Shop. John Thomson & Faculty

3:30 – 3:45: BREAK

3:45 – 5:15: Break Out Sessions (25 minutes each x 3)

  • Basic Conservation Techniques. Faculty
  • Making and Sending an E–List. Lorne Bair
  • Rulonomics II. Rob Rulon–Miller

5:15 – 6:30: Classroom Open for Individual Research

 

THURSDAY 16 JULY

8:30 – 10:00: Cataloguing: Beyond the Basics. Lorne Bair & Rob Rulon–Miller

10:00 – 10:15: BREAK

10:15 – 11:30: Cataloguing Workshop. Faculty

11:30 – 12:30: Working with Collectors / Working With the Trade. Katherine Reagan


12:30 – 1:30: LUNCH


1:30 – 2:30: Identifying & Describing Illustration & Binding Techniques. Faculty.

2:30 – 3:30: Marketing Your Book Business. Heather O’Donnell & Brian Cassidy

3:30 – 3:45: BREAK

3:45 – 4:30: Consignments & Auctions. Heather O’Donnell & Brian Cassidy

4:30 – 5:15: CABS Benefit Auction. Rob Rulon–Miller, Auctioneer

 

FRIDAY 17 JULY

8:30 –9:30: Cataloguing Workshop – Part 2. Faculty

9:30 – 10:15: Cataloguing Archives & Non–Traditional Materials. Katherine Reagan & Brian Cassidy

10:15 – 10:30: BREAK

10:30 – 11:30: Book Fairs & Trade Etiquette. Heather O’Donnell

11:30 – 12:30: Achieving Diversity in the Book Trade. Faculty


12:30 – 1:30: LUNCH


1:30 – 2:30: Fakes, Forgeries, & Theft. Garrett Scott & Brian Cassidy

2:30 – 3:30: Collection Building. Heather O’Donnell

3:30 – 3:45: BREAK

3:45 – 4:45: New Directions in Collecting & Bookselling. Faculty**

4:45 – 5:15: Open Session / Round Table + Student Evaluations.


6:00 – 9:00: Closing Ceremonies and Farewell Dinner